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Victorian Romance Meets 'House Of Cards' In 'Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:08pm

Daisy Hay's new book is a joint biography of 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, whose fortune and status as a gentile helped boost her husband's career.

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Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:06pm

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.

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Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:06pm

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.

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Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:06pm

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Writer Richard Price And 'The New Yorker's David Remnick

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 8:03am

The author of Clockers and others talks about his latest, The Whites; Editor David Remnick looks back on tough decisions he's made as The New Yorker turns 90.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Writer Richard Price And 'The New Yorker's David Remnick

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 8:03am

The author of Clockers and others talks about his latest, The Whites; Editor David Remnick looks back on tough decisions he's made as The New Yorker turns 90.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Writer Richard Price And 'The New Yorker's David Remnick

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 8:03am

The author of Clockers and others talks about his latest, The Whites; Editor David Remnick looks back on tough decisions he's made as The New Yorker turns 90.

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In These Six 'Wild Tales,' Humans Morph Into Destructive Forces Of Nature

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:34pm

The Argentinean film co-produced by Pedro Almodovar is up for an Oscar for best foreign language film. It features a drunk teenager who runs over a woman and an angry bride at a glitzy Jewish wedding.

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In These Six 'Wild Tales,' Humans Morph Into Destructive Forces Of Nature

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:34pm

The Argentinean film co-produced by Pedro Almodovar is up for an Oscar for best foreign language film. It features a drunk teenager who runs over a woman and an angry bride at a glitzy Jewish wedding.

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Ornette Coleman Returns With His Unmistakable Sound

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:34pm

Jazz saxophonist Coleman, who is now 80, rarely makes records any more. In New Vocabulary, he joins up trumpet and drums — and peppers his solos with his signature catchy and earthy pet phrases.

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Fresh Air Remembers Former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:34pm

Levine's work often reflected the hardships and dignity of manual labor. He died Feb. 14 in Fresno, Calif. He was 87. In 1991, Levine spoke with Terry Gross about his collection What Work Is.

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In These Six 'Wild Tales,' Humans Morph Into Destructive Forces Of Nature

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:34pm

The Argentinean film co-produced by Pedro Almodovar is up for an Oscar for best foreign language film. It features a drunk teenager who runs over a woman and an angry bride at a glitzy Jewish wedding.

» E-Mail This

Ornette Coleman Returns With His Unmistakable Sound

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:34pm

Jazz saxophonist Coleman, who is almost 85, rarely makes records any more. In New Vocabulary, he joins up trumpet and drums — and peppers his solos with his signature catchy and earthy pet phrases.

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Fresh Air Remembers Lesley Gore Who Sang Hits Including 'You Don't Own Me'

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:34pm

Gore is known for her Top 40 sensations such as It's My Party, produced by Quincy Jones. Her last album was released in 2005, the year she came out as a lesbian. She died Monday at the age of 68.

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Fresh Air Remembers Former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:34pm

Levine's work often reflected the hardships and dignity of manual labor. He died Feb. 14 in Fresno, Calif. He was 87. In 1991, Levine spoke with Terry Gross about his collection What Work Is.

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Fresh Air Remembers Lesley Gore Who Sang Hits Including 'You Don't Own Me'

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:34pm

Gore is known for her Top 40 sensations such as It's My Party, produced by Quincy Jones. Her last album was released in 2005, the year she came out as a lesbian. She died Monday at the age of 68.

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For Host Larry Wilmore, A Year Of 'Extraordinary' Highs And 'Humbling' Lows

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 1:11pm

Wilmore is still fine-tuning The Nightly Show, which fills the late-night spot on Comedy Central vacated by Stephen Colbert. The show launched just as Wilmore's 20-year marriage was coming to an end.

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For Host Larry Wilmore, A Year Of Personal Lows And Professional Highs

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 1:11pm

Wilmore is still fine-tuning The Nightly Show, which fills the late-night spot on Comedy Central vacated by Stephen Colbert. The show launched just as Wilmore's 20-year marriage was coming to an end.

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Robert Earl Keen Delves Into Bluegrass With A Texan Twang

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:45pm

The singer-songwriter usually follows in the story-song tradition of his forebears Townes Van Zant and Guy Clark. But in Happy Prisoner he brings enthusiastic curiosity to covers of bluegrass greats.

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Robert Earl Keen Delves Into Bluegrass With A Texan Twang

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:45pm

The singer-songwriter usually follows in the story-song tradition of his forebears Townes Van Zant and Guy Clark. But in Happy Prisoner he brings enthusiastic curiosity to covers of bluegrass greats.

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